When the twin towers were hit 18 years ago
5 World Trade Center
On the “D” train on my way to the city.
In my high school AP psychology class. My teacher went to play a video for us to watch and for a moment we saw mayhem on the news. We didn’t know what that weird clip was all about so my teacher played the video, and then there was an announcement on the loud speaker. We had no idea that we had just watched what must have been live coverage for a moment. Unreal.
English class in 12th grade, 1st class of the day. Another kid and I had literally just finished ripping on the Arab world for the violence of the 2nd Intifada – I had been in Israel over the summer with NCSY Summer Kollel (this was the summer when the Sbarro bombing happened) – when the principal called an assembly to announce what had happened and dismiss school early.
School. Used to be able to see the twin towers on pcean parkway.